Topo Gigio Ristorante

Restaurants, Italian Old Town
1 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Topo Gigio Ristorante
Photograph: Kevin Barrett Weil Topo Gigio

Baked clams, housemade linguini, eggplant parmigiana and almost every other staple of the Italian-American restaurant can be found at the Wells Street stalwart.


Venue name: Topo Gigio Ristorante
Address: 1516 N Wells St

Cross street: between Schiller St and North Ave
Opening hours: Lunch (Mon–Sat), dinner
Transport: El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Sedgwick. Bus: 22, 36, 156.
Price: Average main course: $14
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I decided to give this place a try since it looked like it had been in the neighborhood for a long time. We did not have reservation but if you would like to visit I would highly recommend to have some beforehand. We went on a Friday night around 6PM. We sat in the bar area. The service was below par. The server did not ask if this was our first time at the restaurant or go over any specials. When we ordered, he seemed to be rushing us, only to return and ask what my husband had order for his main entree because he had gotten confused. I ordered the linguine delle cinque terre. the shrimp were cooked perfectly but the dish itself was bland. There was large slices of red pepper which where hard to eat. I will say that we did order the tiramisu for dessert and that was very good. It was creamy and not overpowering with the coffee flavors or cocoa powder. Perfectly balance and a dish meant for sharing. I do not see myself returning but you might have better service in the fine dining area and with a reservation.